The City of Greenville offers numerous opportunities for individuals interested in volunteering. The City also includes multiple organizations that welcome volunteer assistance. The departments and organizations listed below are among them. Please note that this list is not a complete list, but it serves as a starting point in locating volunteering opportunities in the Greenville area.
Boards and Commissions
Contact: Greenville City Clerk, 252.329.4420
The City Council provides the opportunity for citizens to serve on one of the City's 21 active, standing boards or commissions. These boards and commissions review information and make recommendations to the City Council.
Recreation and Parks
The Recreation and Parks Department provides a variety of athletic, recreational, and arts and crafts activities for all ages and special populations. There are numerous volunteering opportunities at the more than 25 parks and recreational facilities or coaching in one of the athletic programs offered by the department.
Keep Greenville Beautiful
Contact: Holly Parrott, 252.329.4048
Keep Greenville Beautiful, Inc., is a program under the guidance of the National Keep America Beautiful, Inc., program. To be successful, the organization needs volunteers to serve in various capacities. Committees include fundraising, special events, beautification, waste reduction, recycling, education, and more.
Contact: Meredith Hawke, 252.561.8400
Uptown Greenville is a private non-profit dedicated to revitalizing the city's center - the Uptown business district. There are numerous ways to get involved with one of the exciting events sponsored throughout the year such as Freeboot Friday or the Umbrella Market.
Contact: Cathy or Paula, 252.551.6947
PirateFest is an annual festival held in Uptown Greenville that features food, games, shopping, live performances, and more. It takes more than 400 volunteers to make PirateFest a success. The event is organized by Uptown Greenville and the Pitt County Arts Council.
Special Olympics of Pitt County
Contact: Don Octigan, 252.329.4545
More than 700 athletes train year-round in eight different sports and compete in local, regional, and state-level events. Special Olympics Pitt County partners with Greenville Recreation and Parks for use of facilities and equipment. The organization is always looking for volunteer coaches, committee members, sponsors, and more.
Adopt-A-City Street Program
Contact: Holly Parrott, 252.329.4048
Greenville's Public Works Department is responsible for the Adopt-A-City-Street program. By participating in the program and donating a few hours of time per year, you can help make Greenville better and more beautiful.
Pitt-Greenville Crime Stoppers
Contact: Pitt County Sheriff's Office Lt. Kip Gaskins, 252.902.2724
The Pitt-Greenville Crime Stoppers organization is always seeking citizens to be active in their efforts to report crime or volunteer at some of the organization's fundraising events throughout the year.
Storm Drain Stenciling
Contact: Greenville Engineering Department, 252.329.4467
The City of Greenville Engineering Department offers volunteer opportunities through its Storm Drain Stenciling Program. Storm drains are stenciled to make people aware that whatever goes down the storm drains in Greenville empties directly into our lakes and creeks.
Citizen's Police Academy
Contact: GPD Sgt. Dale Mills, 252.329.4339
As part of the City of Greenville's community-oriented policing philosophy, the Greenville Police Department has implemented the Citizen's Police Academy. The centerpiece of community-oriented policing is to begin to maintain a partnership between the police and the community.
Police Athletic League (PAL)
Contact: GPD Sgt. Dan Blanchard, 252.329.4517
PAL is a youth crime prevention program that utilizes educational, athletic and recreational activities to create trust and understanding between police officers and youth. The Greenville PAL currently offers six programs designed to reach the youth ages 5-13 including summer camps, an after-school program, sports, and the PAL Police A-Kid-Emy.
Contact: GPD Sgt. Mike Broadwell, 252.329.4339
The Greenville Police Department is currently taking volunteers for its Police Explorers program. This program serves teenagers ages 13-21 and focuses on teaching young adults about a career in law enforcement. The group normally meets one evening a month plus special events.
FROGGS (Friends of Greenville Greenways)
The Friends of Greenville Greenways (FROGGS) was founded in 2004 as part of the Greenville Greenways Committee. It is a 501(c)3 non-profit, all-volunteer organization that fosters awareness of the importance of greenways, advocates for their use, and solicits funding for their development and construction. Help with the group's annual Greenway Fun Day or other FROGGS activities and initiatives or volunteer a skills such as graphic design, Web design, printing, or grant writing.
Contact: PO Box 4072, Greenville, NC 27836
ReLeaf was established in 1990 to plant, promote, and protect canopy trees. ReLeaf helps to reverse the effects of deforestation and global warming, combat climate change, and increase the positive appearance of public and common areas in Greenville.
Greenville Off-Leash Dog Area
The Greenville Off-Leash Dog Area is a dedicated recreational site for citizens and guests who own dogs. The part is always seeking volunteers to assist with various needs.
Contact: A.J. Basile, 252.329.4114
Sponsored by the City of Greenville, this project encourages groups and individuals to volunteer to clean up public rights-of-way. The City and the Community Appearance Commission co-sponsor the clean-up in April of each year with a purpose of encouraging groups and individuals to volunteer to clean up.
National Trails Day at River Park North
Come for an hour or two to help maintain the trails at River Park North. Projects include removing debris, trash, and other invasive items from along the trails. National Trails Day is typically each June.
MLK Day of Service at River Park North
The park welcomes volunteers to assist with a variety of activities during this annual Martin Luther King Day of Service event.
American Red Cross Blood Drives
The City of Greenville and Greenville Utilities Commission jointly sponsor six blood drives each year for the American Red Cross. The public is invited and encouraged to participate.
Contact: Brett Roddy, 252.329.4569 or firstname.lastname@example.org.